Ultimate Painting released one of our favorite albums of 2016. Now they’ve shared a new video for a song off Dusk called ‘Monday, Monday, Somewhere Central’.
More about the video via the press release below…
Ultimate Painting are currently touring North America in support of their new album, Dusk. Today, they share the video for Dusk’s standout track “Monday Morning, Somewhere Central.” The video features band members Jack Cooper and James Hoare traipsing about their hometown of London. Mirroring the song’s lyrics, the two never quite connect throughout the course of the video.
On the video, Cooper comments, “It’s a song about fading friendships and trying to look back on them optimistically. The vast majority of relationships we form with people eventually dwindle, but I’ve never really looked on that as being particularly sad. It may seem nihilistic or cold but I’ve found looking back on friendships and thinking about the good parts makes the ebb and flow of life a little easier. I’ve had friends who’ve meant everything to me at one point in my life, but then you naturally grow apart as your interests, point of view and circumstances change. There are also ones that transcend all of that, but it doesn’t mean the ones that have faded are necessarily less meaningful. Maybe it’s just a way of processing loss? I’m still figuring that out.”
The visual acts as a nice contrast to the band’s songwriting on Dusk. While the pair’s distinctive styles began to blur with their last album, Green Lanes, on Dusk it’s hard to tell where Cooper ends and Hoare begins. Their tunes weave in and out of each other like the duo’s respective six-strings, spiraling around each other in a laconic dance.